Army accepting white papers for APS sensor

By Ashley Tressel / November 19, 2018 at 3:51 PM

The Army is seeking concepts for a "Laser Warning Receiver" to comply with the service's Modular Active Protection System framework, according to a recent notice.

The product manager for Vehicle Protection Systems this month announced plans to conduct a "rodeo" to evaluate systems' potential for integration onto the combat vehicle fleet.

LWRs would be expected to "detect military laser aided threats such as Laser Range Finders (LRF) and Laser Target Designators (LTD) and Laser Beam Riding Missiles (LBR)."

The service is developing several non-developmental APSs to lead into the future MAPS program, which has completed soft-kill testing and is moving on to hard-kill testing.

The Army in an Oct. 29 release said the hard-kill MAPS demonstrations are scheduled to begin in December.